R-22 Refrigerant Phasing Out The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that R-22 refrigerant (also known as the brand FREON®), a common refrigerant for residential heat pumps and air conditioning systems, has a negative impact on the environment. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and ultimately all air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What do you need to know? If your home has a heating and air conditioning system that uses R-22 refrigerant, you don’t need to panic or run out to purchase a new system. Production of R-22 refrigerant is winding down, and while the costs will rise, production will occur until 2020. After that time recycled refrigerants should be available for a while. Because of this change, Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Kansas City provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly option for refrigerants which lowers the impact on the ozone layer. Almost half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. Our team of experts is committed to offering products that are less taxing on the environment while meeting your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. If you have any questions about the best solution for you, give Neal Harris Service Experts in Kansas City a call at 816-787-0500.